FOXBORO — The two central figures in Deflategate not named Tom Brady are about to follow Brady back to work.

The NFL confirmed Wednesday John Jastremski and Jim McNally have officially been reinstated.

FOXBORO — Bills coach Rex Ryan took a shot at another team Wednesday, but it wasn’t the Patriots.

FOXBORO — It is sure to be a loud Sunday afternoon at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium, as Rex Ryan has his team and fan base fired up for its Week 2 matchup with the Patriots.

FOXBORO — After suffering a hip injury in last Thursday’s win over the Steelers, second-year defensive lineman Dominique Easley was the only Patriots player missing from practice Wednesday on the grass fields behind Gillette Stadium. It was his second straight missed practice.

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FOXBORO — Tom Brady has thrown his support behind Donald Trump.

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FOXBORO — Bill Belichick may have coined his new catch phrase for the season.

Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, now an analyst for Bleacher Report, said that the Patriots’ move to have equipment staffers Jim McNally and John Jastremski reinstated is further evidence that Tom Brady is responsible for the team’

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The Patriots waived wide receiver Chris Harper on Tuesday, according to the NFL transaction wire.

The rookie free agent out of Cal was signed in May after 35 games as a collegian where he had 163 receptions for 2,030 yards and 13 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder did not register any stats in last Thursday’s opener against the Steelers.